The Domenica Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life for underserved communities in South Jersey. We fund programs that provide education, food, housing, and other resources that open the door of opportunity and enable people to thrive.
The Domenica Foundation respects the dignity of every individual and family in our South Jersey communities. Our guiding principle is summed up in the Italian word dovere, meaning duty or responsibility. We are all responsible for one another. Join the Domenica Foundation and the Piperno family in building communities where our neighbors have all the resources they need and the opportunities they deserve.
Meet Our Staff
Elena Piperno is the executive director of the Domenica Foundation. She has grown up with the foundation, living out her nonna’s (grandmother’s) values of caring and generosity. Elena remembers delivering food to Sacred Heart with her father Pepe Piperno in the early days of the foundation, when she was only six years old. As she worked in her father’s arts and crafts businesses, primarily in corporate giving and marketing, she continued her contributions to the Domenica Foundation’s mission to give back to underserved communities in Camden and South Jersey.